Gov. Christie Appoints Martin Tuchman to NJ Commission on National and Community Service

KINGSTON, N.J., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Chris Christie appointed Martin Tuchman to a three-year term on the New Jersey Commission on National and Community Service (the "Commission"). Pursuant to Executive Order 20, the Commission is charged with developing a statewide ethic of community service and a comprehensive, coordinated program targeted to the needs of New Jersey and its unique community challenges. The Commission guides the AmeriCorps program and ensures the effectiveness of its components and seeks to infuse service learning into the primary, secondary, and post-secondary curricula to create future generations of adults committed to community service.     

When asked about his other involvement in the State of New Jersey, Mr. Tuchman stated: "one of my initiatives in the state of New Jersey has been to promote infrastructure rebuilding.  My views are well known and have been published in The Times of Trenton.  Through the repatriation of overseas funds held by foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies and by assessing a reduced federal tax rate of 5 percent vs. the higher, usual, 35 percent corporate rate, we can bring a substantial amount of money back into the United States to help fund this important requirement. While 70% of the proceeds would be retained by the repatriating corporation, an additional 25% would be retained by the corporation in the form of U.S. Infrastructure Building Bonds.  Tuchman stated that New Jersey's share of these bonds would be sufficient to make a significant impact in rebuilding the capital infrastructure ignored for so long.  

Irwin Stoolmacher, former Treasurer of the Commission, praised Mr. Tuchman's job creating ability:  "When Mr. Tuchman teamed up with First Choice Bank, a nascent start up, they had 15 employees.  Today, with over 500 full-time employees, the Bank has originated over $4 billion of loans and mortgages.  I am convinced he'll make a great addition to the Commission."  

Tuchman is involved with various charitable non-profit organizations including the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen on whose Board of Trustees he has served since February 2003. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and has served on the Board of Managers for the American Cancer Society, Mercer County unit. 

Tuchman is dedicated to the funding of Parkinson's disease research. As Chairman of the Tuchman Foundation he works closely with all Parkinson organizations whose scientists select grants seeking National Institute of Health's approval.  He also serves as Chairman of the annual Central Park Parkinson's Unity Walk and The Parkinson's Alliance.

Last year Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the International Honor Society, serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, awarded Tuchman its coveted 2011 Business Achievement Award which is given annually to recognize "significant achievements over a career or by a singular achievement that has advanced the field of business and contributed to community and to humankind."  

Tuchman currently serves as Vice Chairman of First Choice Bank in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.  He is also Chief Executive Officer of the Tuchman Group which is engaged in real estate, banking and international shipping.

Contact: Richard W. Gross The Tuchman Group Telephone (609) 921-7642 Email: rgross@pipinc.com

SOURCE The Tuchman Group




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